EVENT DESCRIPTION: The 1 Mile, 5K & 10K Ocean Swims hosted by Open Water Swim LLC, is a four-hour open water swim event that will start/finish at Atlantique, Fire Island, ocean side. The race course is a loop between Atlantique and Kismet with another loop from Atlantique to Fair Harbor and back. 1 Mile race is from Atlantique west .5 miles loop. 5K race is from Atlantique to Fair Harbor and back to Atlantique. 10K is two loops from Atlantique to Kismet. Start/finish will be on the beach to the east of Atlantique lifeguard stand. Swim course will be clearly marked with buoys. Lifeguards, stand-up paddlers and kayaks will monitor the entire course. There will be designated water breaks for both distance swims. Swimmers will be required to adhere to U. S. Masters Swimming Rules governing conduct and attire. Race director reserves the right to modify race or cancel swim if severe dangerous conditions arise.
COURSE INFORMATION: The 10K race is one full loop between Atlantique and Kismet and a 2.5K loop back around Fair Harbors double-buoy markers. The 5K race is from Atlantique to Fair Harbor and back to Atlantique marking two buoys at turnaround. The race course is in the ocean approximately 30 feet off shore swimming parallel to the shore line. 1 Mile race is from Atlantique west .5 miles loop. Start/finish will be on the beach to the East of Atlantique lifeguard stand. Swim course will be clearly marked with many brightly marked buoys. Left shoulder turns on buoys. Race Director may modify course if dangerous conditions arise. Wave designations and swim direction will be determined closer to race date subject to number of race entrants and weather conditions. Expected water temperature range is 66-70F with some chop and currents due to wind, and the possibility of flotsam, jetsam and jellyfish.
DIRECTIONS: BY FERRY: Take the ferry from the Bay Shore ferry terminal at the end of Maple Avenue in Bay Shore. BY PRIVATE BOAT: Atlantique docking is available on a first-come first-served basis. The dock master monitors VHF Ch. 9 or you can call the dock masters office (631-767-0234). There is anchorage on either side of the marina so you can anchor out if you like. This will save on fees and give you more privacy. Directions to Fire Island Ferry at http://www.fireislandferries.com/ with info about Fire Island at http://www.theislips.com/atlantique.php. NOTE: You can take an earlier Ferry to Dune Wood with a two-minute walk to Atlantique. There will be signs for the OWS and where to go from the Dune Wood Ferry. This is highly recommended....it will give you more time to relax and prepare for the event